May Stiglmire

May Pearl (Florence) Stiglmire, 103, went home to heaven, Monday, Oct. 19, 2015, at Evergreen Nursing Facility in Olathe, Kan. She was born Oct. 4, 1912, in Wallula, Kan., the daughter of the late William and Mettie Florence.

She graduated from Lansing High School in 1930.

May married Carl Stiglmire Feb. 5, 1935. They farmed and raised three children during 63 years of marriage. He preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by a son, Carl L. Stiglmire; and a daughter, Carol Laris.

May was a member of the Fairmount United Methodist Church, Fairmount UMW, and the Merry Matrons. She spent her entire life in Leavenworth County. May lived the last six years of her life at Vintage Park of Tonganoxie Assisted Living.

May was a kind and gentle lady who touched the lives of all those she met.

May is survived by her daughter Florence Pouppirt; 4 grandchildren, Debra (Terry) Eaton, John Pouppirt, Ralph Laris, Jr. and Mary (Lonny Odom) Williams; 8 great grandchildren; 20 great-great grandchildren; 3 great-great-great grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

The family will greet friends Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015, from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home. A funeral service will begin at 10:30 a.m. A private burial will follow the services at Mount Muncie Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be given to Fairmount United Methodist Church.